Steve Backlund Quotes
- Abundant gratefulness is a sign of a flourishing soul.
- Even if circumstances have not changed, thankfulness will alter our perspective from doubt to faith.
- Experience will catch up to beliefs; the gap time is called faith.
- God is looking for big believers who believe big things about small circumstances.
- God wants to get our prayers and expectations into unity.
- If we believe all circumstances are good, we will subconsciously think prayer is pointless.
- If we lack confidence in prayer, then we need to study God’s Word until we know His promises concerning the key areas of our lives.
- It is one thing to have faith that God can do something, it is quite another to believe that we can do the same thing in His name.
- Sometimes we need to say something to give God something to work with.
- The nature of faith is you believe something before you see it.
- There will be a crack in our spiritual foundation if we use “if it be your will” in prayer for things God already declared as His will.
- Thinking everything that happens will work out for good weakens our hope, and makes us depend on “I hope this works” praying, rather than confidence in prayer as God intends.
- What we believe is more important than what we do.
- What we say about a matter after we pray is just as important as what we say when we pray.
- You can’t believe a lie when you are speaking the truth.
- A glad Jesus messes up many people’s theology.
- Every problem is an opportunity to see how big my God is.
- Our hope levels are indicators of whether we are believing truth or lies.
- Our response to things is almost always more important than the thing that is happening.
- Our trust and faith in God grows in proportion to knowing His character, goodness and trustworthiness.
- What we believe after we pray is just as important as what we believe when we pray.
- Wrong core beliefs hinder confidence in the power of our prayers.
- You don’t have to convince God to bless you. You have to convince yourself to receive it.
Wendy Backlund Quotes
- As we battle spiritual forces, it is important to distinguish between the burden of the Lord and the weight of unbelief.
- Bad emotions are not going to go away just by praying longer and harder or fasting. We replace them by repenting of wrong core beliefs that hinder confidence in the power of our prayers.
- Even in prayer I am amazed at how often people will repeat to God the negative, hopeless thoughts that were inspired by listening to the enemy.
- Faith is visionary not blind. You have seen it in the unseen realm.
- Fear actually creates static in the spirit realm that prevents us from hearing God’s voice clearly.
- Fear is faith in the power of the enemy!
- God wants us to be so convinced that we can do what He does that we don’t get discouraged when we fail.
- If we don’t get what we believed in faith, hope keeps us safe by believing something better is coming.
- If you believe that God will take care of all your needs, then why do you worry?
- If you want to pray in faith, you have to get rid of your fear.
- Often we do not realize the value of spending time with God when we are not praying for needs.
- Our intimacy and relationship with Him will have a direct correlation to our level of faith; not because it “earns” us more authority, but because it gives something for our faith to stand on.
- Sometimes believers mistake the enemy’s voice for their own, and are surprised to find that God’s voice can also be confused with their own.
- The process of learning to distinguish between the voice of our spirit and the voice of our mind is a journey of trial and error.
- Too many Christians are actors rather than believers. They are trying to act like Jesus instead of believing like Him.
- Unconsciously, we limit God from speaking to us because we are straining to hear words.
- We are good at praying but not good at receiving. We are to receive it all by faith.
- We won’t contend for anything we don’t believe is ours to own.
- While we are waiting for Him to speak to our mind, He is waiting for an opportunity to speak to our heart.
- Your imagination wasn’t created so the enemy could have a playground but so you could have a place to cultivate your faith.
Thank you for the quotes. some of them were encouraging and eye-opening, like the one that says “you don’t have to convince God to bless you, you have to convince yourself to receive it”. I never thought to look at it that way before. But I like it that God would already be intending to bless me. I am always amazed when God does something nice for me just for the sake of showing me His love. And when Jesus welcomed the children to come to Him, the part stands out to me where it says, “And He took them up one by one in His arms and fervently invoked a blessing on them”. It surprises me and baffles me that He CHOOSES to bless people. Then, the other quote, “unconsciously, we limit God from speaking to us because we strain to hear words”. God has spoken to me a lot that way, through a thought where the words come after the idea. And another quote, “fear is faith in the power of the enemy”. It surprised me from that perspective. I never thought I was having faith in Satan’s power by fearing what God might do. (That’s still something I have to work on. :-s)
Some quotes, though, kind of discouraging, like the first one that says, “a glad Jesus messes up many people’s theology”. Imagining Jesus smiling and being expressive and joyful is the only way I can feel joyful myself. If He isn’t joyful, or in the quote “glad”, then, it makes me feel uptight and tense with Him. And another quote “Thinking everything that happens will work out for good weakens our hope, and makes us depend on “I hope this works” praying, rather than confidence in prayer as God intends”. How could thinking everything works out for good weaken our hope? Isn’t this quote contradicting Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose”? How are we supposed to get through bad times if we can’t console ourselves with believing that it will work out for our good? That is the only way to hold onto hope.
But all these quotes do give me thoughts to ponder.
I completely understand that quote that relate to Rom 8:28 can be confusing out of context. You can read the whole summary behind the quote here:
I think it should answer your question better than I can because, well, it is his quote. 🙂
Thank you for the link. I think I understand the difference now. It makes sense.
I still am confused about the other quote, “a glad Jesus messes up many people’s theology”. Is he saying that people’s theology believes that Jesus is a solemn personality, so the correct theology if seeing Jesus as glad messes up their incorrect theology? Or is he saying that thinking of a glad Jesus is incorrect and that it confuses people who are correct in their thinking?
Most people think God is so angry at sin that He is mad at the world for people’s disobedience. How could God be happy with all the problems in the world? They then become angry as well because we become like how we perceive God. So they are angry at people who sin. The fact is God put all of His anger at sin on Jesus. With His anger removed He can freely love His people who He longs to have by His side. He is happy because He knows the ending. Jesus has overcome the world. Sin is defeated. He can redeem all the evil the enemy has loosed on the earth. He calls people to Himself because not to punish but to set free.
thank you for clarifying that for me. that thought had crossed my mind much later after me dwelling on my first interpretation of it, which was thinking that thinking of Jesus being glad is incorrect. then, a thought came to me that it is the people’s theology that is incorrect. but because they think their theology is correct, the thought of Jesus being glad messes up their thinking. so thanks for confirming that thought. 🙂